Beaconsfield - Sheet Explanation for sheet E255

Beaconsfield - Sheet Explanation for sheet E255

Sheet Explanations provide a brief description and interpretation of the geology of the relevant BGS 1:50 000 scale map sheet area. More detailed geological information for the same area is available via the Sheet Descriptions.

Sheet Explanations are printed A5 booklets and are available either singly, or as a pack together with the relevant 1:50 000 scale map, where this map is available.

Beaconsfield lies to the west of London, mainly in Buckinghamshire but includes part of Hertfordshire. The area is a busy commuter belt but many places retain the rural character of the Chilterns. The landscape of rounded hills is typical of the chalk downlands and many of the hills are capped with Quaternary Chalk-with-flints. The Chalk is the oldest rock to outcrop in the district.

Author Morigi, A N et al

ISBN 0852724705

Scale 1:50 000

Sheet(s) Covered E255

Year Published 2005

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